Relay For Life teams sought

The annual Relay For Life of Shawano-Menominee is coming next month to the Shawano Community High School, and the American Cancer Society is looking for participants. Local families, businesses, schools, places of worship and other members of the community are invited to participate and raise money to help put a stop to cancer.

Teams and individuals camp out at schools, parks or fairgrounds during Relay For Life events and take turns walking or running around a track or path. The money they raise in the weeks leading up to the event benefits the American Cancer Society’s efforts. The movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones and take action to finish the fight. Events are held in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries.

“Relay For Life is a chance to make the greatest impact in the fight to end cancer,” said Heather Krawinkel, Relay For Life’s community development manager. “Many participants are our loved ones who have faced cancer themselves. Each new team brings us one step closer to saving more lives.”

To sign up for the Shawano-Menominee event, which will begin at 9 a.m. March 24, teams can visit www.relayforlife.org/shawano-menomineewi.

The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest, not-for-profit investor in cancer research. For information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates.